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weapons and fighters to support the syrian government. iran and iraq have claimed the flights are for humanitarian purposes. >>> the debate over same-sex marriage is headed for the supreme court this week, in not one but two cases. one of those cases is california's prop 8, of course. the other is based on whether the federal government can refuse to recognize same-sex marriages in states where they are legal. nbc bay area's brian mooar has this preview. >> reporter: people have been camping outside the supreme court for days to witness history, as the justices take on the first-ever cases, dealing with same-sex marriage. >> marriage equality! >> reporter: on tuesday, the court will hear a challenge to california's proposition 8, which defined marriage as one man, one woman. >> if there was no evidence, none, that allowing gays and lesbians to marry harms the institution of marriage or harms anyone else. >> reporter: the justices could decide whether any state can ban same-sex marriage or simply limit the case to california. >> the last thing we need is to shut down the debate
by the federal government or california. the supreme court ruling on both proposition 8 and federal defense of marriage act means everything to them. >> all we're asking for is the same rights. >> reporter: the defense of marriage organization continues to say that marriage should only be between a man and a woman. many of those supporters are in washington, d.c. tonight. we'll hear more from them coming up at 6:00. reporting live in san francisco, i'm cheryl hurd, nbc bay area news. >> we'll be updating our website tomorrow with the latest information on the supreme court argument and in a very rare move, the court is expected to release audio of the hearing after arguments have wrapped up. we'll post that on nbcbayarea.com. >>> the family of a bay area marine killed at a military base in virginia is sharing their grief tonight. she was shot and killed thursday. military officials say that a 25-year-old sergeant opened fire and another marine before he turned the gun on himself. her sister says the family is devastated by her loss. they say she was the shining star of the family. she joine
before the government takes it away. we'll show you what's sending shock waves across the world. >>> 10 states about to get hit just 40 hours before the start of spring. >>> a big break in an infamous cold case. the largest art heist in history, half a billion dollars worth. tonight the public appeal from the fbi. that and tonight's monthly making a difference report. nightly ne "nbc nightly news" begins you now. >>> it appears we came very close to having to come on the air with a special report about the latest mass casualty disaster on a major college campus. this time it was on the sprawling campus of the university of central florida in orlando. police say a student was heavily armed with homemade explosives and an assault weapon. they say he had a plan of attack which he had initiated, but thankfully apparently someone saw something and said something, and tonight a huge tragedy has apparently been averted. nbc's mark potter starts us off from there tonight. >> it was shortly after midnight when the tara i dorm after midnight was evacuated. police received a 911 call followed by a
. wednesday's case is a challenge to doma, the defense of marriage act. it blocks the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages in the states where they are legal. after first defending the law, the obama administration switched sides and now says it's unconstitutional. both these cases come to the court in a political climate that's very different from what it was just four years ago when prop 8 was passed. janelle, raj. >> thanks, pete. >>> a bay area boy is now getting worldwide attention after preparing his own argument in favor of same-sex marriage and then sending it to the nation's highest court. 12-year-old daniel sent a letter to supreme court chief justice john roberts about next week's case. even though daniel and his sister have two dads, daniel feels he has a lot in common with the chief justice, who has two adopted children of his own. before mailing his letter to roberts, daniel read it on youtube with hopes of reaching all the justices. >> you and i both know that family goes deeper than blood. i was lucky to be adopted by two guys i can both call dad. >> it's nev
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